Nine To Noon for Friday 10 December 2010
09:05 Do quake-hit Canterbury businesses need more financial help?
Tony Morrison, owner of Canary Furniture in central Christchurch, and one of the spokespeople for the Canterbury Small and Medium Enterprises Action group. The group says many quake-hit businesses will go to the wall unless they get immediate financial assistance from the Government and council; Angela Moore, co-owner City Seafood Market, a small business on Manchester Street; and Peter Townsend, chief executive of the Canterbury Employers' Chamber of Commerce.
09:30 Economy - where are we at, and what's in store for 2011?
Alan Bollard, Reserve Bank Governor. The central bank kept interest rates unchanged at 3% yesterday and signalled there will be fewer interest rate hikes over the next two years.
09:45 Pacific correspondent Mike Field
Tthe financial crisis in Tonga and the Chinese role, what's going on in the Easter Islands and the Christchurch innovation to remake Samoan coffee.
10:05 Nick Danziger
Nick Danziger has travelled the world taking photographs and making documentary films, and has become one of the world's most renowned photojournalists.
His latest project Mana: Inside the All Blacks, is a black and white picture book of the All Blacks, not just on the field. Nick spent June 2010 with them. Profits from the book go to the All Black charity Kids Can Stand Tall.
The 2004 World Press Photo 1st Prize in the Single Portrait Award by Nick Danziger. Prime Minister Tony Blair and President George W. Bush. The picture was taken during Danziger's 30-day, ground-breaking study of a Prime Minister at war.
10:30 Children's Book Review with John McIntyre
Baa-Baa Smart Sheep by Mark Sommeset
Illustrated by Rowan Sommerset
Published by Dreamboat Books
Quaky Cat Diana Noonan, illustrated by Gavin Bishop
Published by Scholastic
The Fierce little Woman and the Wicked Pirate by Joy Cowley
Illustrated by Sarah Davis
Published b Gecko Press
10:45 Reading: Turaki Domain by Justin Eade (Part 2 of 2)
Tex Rapley is a seventy test All Black legend who has played to massive crowds in all the great stadia of the world. Today Tex is playing on pitch number two, Turaki Domain before thirty spectators.
11:05 New Music with Sean McKenna
Album: A Very Little Christmas (free download on website)
Song: Glass Owls - December
Great North - A Guiding Star
11:30 Sports commentator Joseph Romanos
Barry Maister's farewell from the NZ Olympic Committee, The Ashes, and the forthcoming NZ Rugby Awards.
11:45 Week That Was with Radar and Gemma Gracewood